Is Cannabis superfood worthy of the title? Cannabis is a complex plant with over 400 chemical entities of which more than 60 of them are cannabinoid compounds. The Cannabis plant is full of just about everything the human body needs for ultimate nutrition. Cannabis is made up of raw cannabinoids, vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants that your body needs. Indeed, a fresh supply of fresh cannabis leaves and flowers may truly be the next great superfood. Cannabinoids are compounds found in cannabis. The most notable cannabinoid is the phytocannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol THCa found in marijuana and in cannabis and CBDa found in Hemp. Both terpenes and cannabinoids are major constituents of the plant. There are at least 144 different cannabinoids isolated from cannabis, exhibiting varied effects. The plant Cannabis sativa, better known as marijuana, has long been used for medical purposes throughout human history. The first record can be traced back to ancient China around 5000 years ago, where extracts of the plant were used for relief of cramps and pain. The widely-documented uses of marijuana include anti-nociception, anti-inflammation, anticonvulsant, anti-emetic, as well as recreational use, which has largely limited its medical application.
One such aspect of the plant to receive its fair share of attention in recent years are terpenes. Terpenes are oily organic compounds that often emit strong odors. While known for flavors and aromas, terpenes also protect the plant from sunlight and other factors. Secreted from glands of the cannabis plants, just as THC and CBD are, these aromatic oils can be found in several plants. In cannabis, there are over 100 organic compounds. Some circles will say there are around 120. Others may say 140 or higher up to 200 plus. Globally, more than fifty thousand different terpenes have been discovered, although not all of them have been well researched as the terpenes you’ll commonly find in cannabis.
Hemp contains all 10 essential amino acids making cannabis hempseed and true complete plant-based protein source. Hempseed also is full of Magnesium and it also plays an important role in enzymatic reaction within the body including food metabolism and absorption of proteins. Magnesium is also involved in neuromuscular transmission and muscle relaxation. Consuming nuts and seed oils are some of the best sources of magnesium
According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, a 2 tablespoon serving of cannabis hemp seeds weighing 20 grams (g) contains:
- 111 calories
- 6.31 g of protein
- 9.75 g of fat
- 1.73 g of carbohydrates (including 0.8 g of fiber and 0.3 g of sugar)
- 14 milligrams (mg) of calcium
- 1.59 mg of iron
- 140 mg of magnesium
- 330 mg of phosphorus
- 240 mg of potassium
- 1.98 mg of zinc
- 22 micrograms (mcg) of folate
Hemp seeds also provide a great source of vitamin C, some B vitamins, and vitamins A and E. This compared to other products like let’s say CORN that’s loaded with pesticides, herbicides, GMO and also has the nutritional equivalence of a turd. You will find huge benefits by adding hemp-based foods into your daily routine. After all what other plant carries all essential amino acids (building blocks) vitamins, minerals, and let’s not forget those magical little cannabinoids.
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